The counter at has rolled round again in the last 24 hours… indicating that UpdraftPlus is now installed and active on 600,000+ websites. Adding those 100,000 net new active sites has taken 117 days – 8 days quicker than the 100,000 before it. To all our new and old users: thank you for trusting your backups to UpdraftPlus!

UpdraftPlus is the first WordPress backup plugin to reach this mark. It’s also been in the top 20 of most-newly-activated WordPress plugins at GoDaddy for 3 weeks in a row, and consistently in the top 30, and the top backup plugin, since GoDaddy launched their chart – appearing this week at number 16.

According to, only 28 WordPress plugins of any kind have reached this mark (including the pre-installed Akismet and Hello Dolly).

Is this enough? We’re going for a million! Can we hit that by Christmas next year? Only if we accelerate even faster… that’s the challenge for us now. To meet it, we plan to make UpdraftPlus better in every way we can think of. Please stay with us, and see how far we can go. We’re on course for another sales record this month, and if you’ve not yet taken a look at our premier product, UpdraftPlus Premium, then now is a great time to do so!

David Anderson (lead developer, UpdraftPlus)